We are ordinary people with a mission to transform our community and the world by

connecting people with God and each other. It is our purpose to unleash God's extraordinary

love with the healing, freedom, and hope available to all through Jesus Christ.

Welcome to Kid’s Track, the children's ministry at DOVE Westgate Church! We want to encourage 

families to engage and we strive to offer a family-friendly environment for all who attend.

We don’t see Kid’s Track as just a form of childcare – we truly seek to inspire your children to see

the value in their families and to simply love Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him! 

Kid’s Track provides ministry for infants through 5th grade. In addition to regular Sunday activities, Kid’s Track meets

on the 3rd Sunday of each month for a time of Children’s Worship, designed for children preschool through 5th grade. 

See below for more information on what to expect each Sunday morning, volunteer opportunities

{including a downloadable version of our Kid's Track Volunteer Application}, and resources

for current volunteers including schedules, training, and teaching aids.

For more information, please contact our Kid's Track Director, Joy Glick, at joyg@dwchurch.org.

 

 

What to

EXPECT

WHAT IS A TYPICAL SUNDAY LIKE? 

Our Sunday service starts at 9:30 AM and right from the start, we invite families to connect during our corporate worship. Flags are available for children of all ages.     After our time of praise and worship, the children and    the Kid's Track volunteers are dismissed to their classrooms, where you will be able to pick up your

child once the service is over.  Kid's Track
"Roundhouse" Worship is held
in the Kid's Track Area every 3rd Sunday of the month. Parents can check in  their children before 9:30 AM.  

WHAT ABOUT SAFETY? 

Safety is one of the primary focal points for Kid’s Track.  All of our volunteers have current state-required background checks, at least two volunteers are in each classroom at all times, and we employ a bracelet system for all children under 1st grade. We also have a private room for nursing mothers that includes a closed-circuit TV. We welcome any of your questions and concerns about your child’s safety.

"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands

of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court." 

Psalms 127:3-5

 

How You Can

SERVE

INTERESTING IN VOLUNTEERING?

If so, we would love to have you on the Kid's Track team! Between Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary, there are plenty of opportunities for you to serve. Sunday mornings in Kid's Track provide an excellent place to get involved, build relationships with kids, and help them grow in their love for Christ.

If you have a heart that loves God and a desire to help children discover a relationship with Him, we would love to have you join our team!

 

Our children's safety is of the utmost importance and priority for Kid's Track and as such, all volunteers are required by law to undergo a background check.

For more information on volunteering, including available areas to serve and time commitment, contact our Kid's Track Director, Joy Glick

 

SEE BELOW FOR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION,

INCLUDING OUR APPLICATION & HANDBOOK

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

You want to work with our kids?! That's fantastic! Thank you for being willing to serve!

Use this link to download a copy of our Volunteer Packet with all the details you'll need to know. 

Please Note: All Volunteers

are required by law to undergo

a background check. 

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CHILD ABUSE

HISTORY CLEARANCE

Click here to apply for a Pennsylvania Clearance (background check) online.

Instructions are provided in the Volunteer Application for setting

up an account and completing

the online clearance application.

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VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK

Click here to review and download

a copy of our Volunteer Handbook.

We lay out our vision for our

Kid's Track Ministry, expectations, protocol, and how to handle

various situations. 

If you have any questions regarding the handbook, please contact our Director, Joy Glick.

"But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me. Don't stop them! 

For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."

 

Matthew 19:14 

 

 

Teaching

AIDS & HELP

Our desire at DOVE Westgate Church is to have a Children's Ministry team that is equipped mentally, spiritually, and emotionally in order to engage children at the most dynamic level. This can be difficult if expectations are not clear and additional ideas and resources are not provided. 

Below are teaching aids and helpful resources for Kid’s Track volunteers to pull from as often as necessary.

 

Don't hesitate to contact our Kid’s Track Director, Joy Glick, if you have ideas that would enhance this list!

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

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RIGHT NOW MEDIA

Use this website as a resource for training videos, children's Bible lessons, and much more! You

must have a RightNow Media account to login.

If you regularly attend DOVE Westgate Church and would like

an account, feel free to shoot us

an email at info@dwchurch.org

and we'll get that set up for you. 

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ICE BREAKERS/

GROUP GAMES

Need more ideas? Try this website for resources to help mix things up!

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GROUP CIRRICULUM

Our church uses Group's FaithWeaver Curriculum for all

Kid's Track classes (Pre-K - 5th Grade). They are a reliable source for ideas, curriculum, and they even have a children's ministry blog.

If you're a Kid's Track volunteer and would like to access your quarterly curriculum online, please contact our Director, Joy Glick.

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